Clarksville Child Support Lawyer
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Divorce is not an easy process, and when children are involved, it can become incredibly difficult. Many couples who consider divorce are often hesitant and indecisive about how it will affect their children and how their relationships will change. Oftentimes, divorce can provide a healthier environment for children, especially in cases involving domestic violence.
No matter the case, parents must be responsible for ensuring that their children are properly provided for. Child support is a legal obligation enforced by the state to maintain financial and medical support for a child following the end of a marriage or other domestic relationship.
Tennessee Child Support Basics
Child support is determined by state courts only when child custody has been awarded to the primary residential parent. Once child custody is established, state law requires parents to provide child support until their child turns 18. There are legal regulations and procedures established by the state to determine the amount and terms of child support awards.
Tennessee Child Support Guidelines are issued by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and are based on two main factors; (1) the combined monthly adjusted gross income of the parents and (2) the number of children.
The guidelines for child support are also based on an income shares model. The essential purpose of these guidelines is to support children in the same way as if their parents were living together. The Tennessee Department of Human Services provides an online child support calculator to determine parents' shared support.
There are numerous other factors courts may consider when adjusting child support. The terms of custody, time spent with each parent, visitation rights and any specific needs of the children also play a role in the amount of support a parent will pay.
Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC: Compassionate Legal Assistance
Determining child support can be a confusing process as there are many regulations, procedures and statutes involved. These laws can be incredibly dense because the state and federal government want to ensure that children will receive adequate financial and medical support. Due to the complexity and seriousness of the situation, it is important that you have a clear and well-informed understanding of how child support works.
Our Clarksville child support attorney can walk you through the entire child support process and can help clarify all legal matters involved. We will also analyze all aspects of your divorce case and personal circumstances to evaluate how child support will impact your situation. This can provide you with a clear understanding of your obligations and greatly reduce your risk of being penalized or even criminally prosecuted for failing to pay.
Most importantly, our firm can make certain that your children will be provided for in a feasible and appropriate manner. Contact the firm to discuss your case or any family law issues you may be experiencing.
At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.
I hired their law firm for a legal case and not only were they highly professional but always courteous and respectful. They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed. If I ever need legal services again I will definitely be choosing them in the future.- Lisa S.
If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.- Brad H.
I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.- Spence W.
Thank you so much Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC!! I've been working with them for months and I couldn't be happier. Grimes helped with all of the little details I didn't even know I needed. He is always friendly and ready to answer all of my questions. Your attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's important to me, healing and family. Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless. Thanks again! ~ YC- Satisfied Client
I hired Mr Sensing to assist me with the modification of a parenting plan that just wasn’t working anymore. I hired another lawyer in the Clarksville area that did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were great throughout the process. Emails and phone calls were actually returned in a timely manner! Which wasn’t the case with the lawyer I used before. I had access to all my court documents and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Lastly Mr Sensing is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for, and I honestly feel like that was due to Mr Sensing.- Toni M.
Grimes is the best defense lawyer you could ask for. He was able to take what would generally be a felony for sure and get it down to a misdemeanor and a fine. If you have him as your lawyer, you won't have anything to worry about.- Dennis H.
Mr.Grimes made my case go very smoothly and easily for me I was out of state for a good part of it he went out of his way to let me know if something changed and he was always very professional and fairly priced! I would recommend him a thousand times over!!- David L.
Mr. Sensing is an excellent attorney. He fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will be going back to him if I have any issues in the future. Also Pat and Amy are awesome!!- Satisfied Client